Linkage Fees, proposed fees on new development to pay for affordable housing, have a lot of critics. And the critics' arguments are probably all pretty familiar by now to those who follow housing issues in the city. But for...
Seattle Department of Transportation traffic engineer, Dongho Chang, was in San Francisco last week for a NACTO meeting. He's got some wonderful insights on streets in the city and found Market Street to be a great place for all modes represented--much...
If all goes to plan, Seattle will soon have another woonerf making its way to a street near you. Vulcan lodged two related project proposals in South Lake Union along 8th Avenue N back in October 2013. The project went...
Mayor Ed Murray sent a strong letter addressed to the Seattle City Council yesterday. In it, he dropped a big critique on Council's approach to regulating microhousing. The mayor communicated to the Council that while he was tentatively supportive of...
Image: Microhousing in Wallingford by Footprint. The long hard road to a new set of rules for microhousing may finally be coming to a conclusion. The Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability Committee meets this afternoon and is expected to vote...
Everett is updating its comprehensive plan. The choices that the city makes will influence building patterns in the city and nearby areas for decades to come. The latest population estimate from the Census Bureau puts Everett at 105,370 people...
When Link opened in 2009, it was expected to be a catalyst for transit-oriented development (TOD) in the Rainier Valley: MLK Way is littered with the sort of auto-oriented, suburban-style development that defines placelessness, and is ripe for redevelopment. A...
Introduction Last month, in Moustiers Sainte Marie, France, I watched several shopkeepers return a lost young bird to a part of town closer to its natural habitat. This small drama was a play of few acts, but reflected a pattern of human...